"Don't hesitate to book a trip with this company."
Leslie Krater | USA
"Be aware of various trail conditions, some trails may be too difficult for unseasoned hikers."
Steve and Wendy Mann | USA
"Reliable, efficient and good communication"
Sona | USA
"Unless you are fluent in Portuguese, never hesitate to ask questions or to have things explained or interpreted. These guys and gals are top notch."
Karen Lutz and Susan Reinard | USA
"I cannot imaging any tour company providing better service than A2Z - the guides were superb & we were able to experience the local culture, natural environment and historic villages of Portugal knowing we were in really good hands. Our guides really went out of their way to ensure everyone in our group had a great time. I would book through A2Z again in a heartbeat!"
Karlene Brintzenhoff | USA
"We rode the Hybrid bikes from Porto to Óbidos with a2z travel in October. For the price you could not get a better tour. Breakfast, accommodation, bike rental,gps, panniers, cell phone and bike computers were all included. Most of the hotels and breakfasts were great and the bike route was very interesting along the ocean, through pine forests and fishing villages. The problems we had were dealt with promptly in particular assistance due to forest fires was outstanding! We would highly recommend this tour!"
"We enjoyed a self guided road bike tour from Porto to Óbidos, into the direction of Lisbon with A2Z. Perfectly organized, on good Trek Carbon bikes we easily made 60 -100 km per day - because of the wind from the back and no mountains - spectacular views, comfortable hotels and very friendly support. Recommended!"
Roland Ernst | Austria
"We have generally arranged and planned our own hiking trips in Europe over the past 15 years. We have had a few experiences recently with “self’guided” walking, with varied results. Our experience with A2Z and the Schist villages is by far the best experience we have had. "
Don & Anne Mazer | Canada
"We just wanted to sent a heartfelt "Obrigada!!!!!" for such a wonderful trip last week. The hiking was stunning (especially Day 3); the logistics were smooth; the accommodations were lovely. A2Z gave us the structure we needed to make the most of our time out of the city and we are grateful.
Thank you again for helping us to see and experience your beautiful country. We will hold onto our memories of the Rota Vicentina for a lifetime!"
Elizabeth and Ethan | USA
"Queria agradecer a presteza no atendimento aqui no Rio de Janeiro da Ana Cecília e in loco com o Ricardo - já indiquei o passeio que fiz para um amigo. Queria registrar os pequenos cuidados que foram tomados. Quando chegamos ao ponto de partida, na van, tinha: água, barrinha de cereias e gél, sem contar a atenção do Ricardo. Só tenho a agradecer a experiência que tive com a A2Z....super recomendo a todos."
David Mattos | Brasil
"This tour was an amazing experience for me! Very good value for money!! Thank you Carlos for being so professional, knowledgeable, enthusiastic, kind, accommodating and gracious - everything one could wish for in a tour guide!!!"
Kit Fu | China
"My daughter and I had a wonderful self-guided trip from near Lisbon through Alentejo and Algarve to Spain. A2Z laid out a wonderful route for us, and was very willing to adjust it to our particular wishes. The equipment was top-notch, and Tiago, our support staff person, was very helpful. We stayed at excellent, and very varied, places. We ate really well, sometimes but not always in the hotels. Our luggage was moved each day without difficulty. all we had to do was ride — which was a challenge, but exciting and gratifying. Altogether, a superb experience — what a great way to mark my daughter’s college graduation with her!"
Richard Friedman | USA
"I think your tours are excellent. Office/administrative staff very good, attentive and responsive. Feel free to use my name as a reference whenever appropriate. I think you have a good product. All of my guests were very happy."
Karen Collins | USA
"I was given a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the culture, scenery, and food of a new country in a way I never would have been able to without a tour like this."
Rebecca Friedman | USA
"Our trip was excellent in every way; our guide Joanna Seco was truly exceptional — knowledgeable, friendly, caring, and competent. She provided excellent support, good company, and was a pleasure to be with, and took great care of us! Couldn’t ask for a better guide."
Linda Rudolph and Jim Bellows | USA
"A2Z gave us a good biking experience in Portugal on their rout Porto-Lisboa! The tour was well organized from A2Z’s side!"
Anton Gjørven | Norway
"Uma experiencia inesquecível!"
Manoel de Carvalho | Brasil
"Passeio delicioso ao ritmo alentejano, vagoroso e pacífico, que tanto difere de nossa vida na cidade grande. Momento único para re-carregar as baterias com excelentes energias!"
Daniela Boecker | Brasil
"Única, charmosa e extremamente prazerosa. Sabem unir o conforto e bom gosto dos hotéis de charme a exigência física dos percursos. Qualidade top!"
Ana Cecilia Springefeldt | Brasil
The world has changed quickly and in a way not seen in the last few decades. This pandemic has changed the way we interact, our daily lives, our jobs and how we travel. As more and more countries are controlling the virus, and easing restrictions, a glimpse of normal life is beginning to arise. Nevertheless, for the next upcoming month’s prevention and cautious measures are still necessary to remain on the safe side.
When you start planning your exciting adventure through Portugal, there are many things to consider. Which beautiful region will you explore? What fun activities can you plan to immerse yourself in the local culture? When is the best time to book your adventure holiday? And, ultimately, will you travel independently or will you be led by the expert knowledge of a local guide? Read below to find out whether a self-guided or a guided tour is right for you.
When planning your holiday, we know how important it is to get the timing just right. And despite Portugal’s compact size, weather patterns actually vary greatly throughout the country making it a little trickier to plan the best time of year to go to Portugal. But whether you’re planning to hit the coast for some sun or enjoy the country’s rural charm in the countryside, check out our guide below to find out the best time to go to Portugal.